BOTTOM CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT OF TAMPA BAY

The hydrologic environment of Tampa Bay, a large estuarine system of about 350 square miles (910 square kilometers) on the Gulf Coast of Florida, is being studied by the U.S. Geological Survey. As part of the study, updated maps of the bay bottom have been prepared from existing bathymetric data furnished by the National Ocean Survey and from new data. The new data were obtained both by photogrammetric techniques for water depths of as much as 15 feet (5 metres), and by boat-mounted, bottom-profiling and positioning equipment that supplied digital observations for computer processing. Detailed definition of the bay bottom is needed for direct evaluation of alternative plans for dredged material placement and also for use in a hydrodynamic, digital computer model of the bay system.

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  USA  22046
  • Authors:
    • Rosenshein, J S
    • Goodwin, C R
    • Jurado, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00164049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM